Repatriation to the UK


Our multi lingual Team helps families with repatriation to or from locations throughout the UK, offering advice and information about local procedures in the UK which affect the repatriation to another country, or will affect the funeral arrangements after a repatriation to the UK.

From local documentation and translations to flights and airport transfers,  our experienced specialists can help you with advice and estimates. Call or email us for information about repatriation to or from the UK.


Flights into the UK most often arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin or Belfast.

Depending on the destination, we can offer outbound flights for the deceased from these and other departure airports. British Citizens or residents of any nationality are welcome to contact us for advice about repatriation to or from the UK.

What do we need?

Repatriation to the UK will respect the local protocol of the country where the deceased is located as well as local requirements in the UK. Documentation usually includes but is not limited to:

  • Passport of the deceased
  • Local death certificate
  • Embalming certificate
  • Freedom from infection certificate
  • Permission to bring the person out of the country
  • Permit for the country of destination if required

We are able to arrange flight information within a few hours of completing all official documents.

What’s Included?

Rowland Brothers International’s repatriation to the UK, includes:

  • Collection of deceased from UK mainland
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • A coffin suitable for international transportation
  • Complete documentation service
  • Translations if required
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight for the deceased
  • Assistance with return of luggage


“I would just like to say thank you for your quick and easy communication. It has supported me very well during this last week. As a token of my gratitude, I would like to show how happy I have been with your work.”
Repatriation to the UK from Cyprus
“I cannot express enough how grateful I am for your help and support, going the extra mile. Keeping in contact with me, updating me. Delivering on everything promised, along with the empathy and compassion showed.”
Repatriation to the UK from Egypt

Visit our Customer Testimonials to see what families say about us


Get in Touch

Contact us for a quote on our full repatriation service from any Global destination to the UK.

In general terms, repatriation will take approximately 5-10 working days, from the date the deceased is released by the local authorities.

The timeframe is also dependent on the local authorities issuing the required documentation and then flight availability with the airlines.

Contact Us:

Contact us first to discuss:

UK Clients:

0800 917 3585

International Clients:

+44(0)20 8684 2324


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